I’ve never had a bucket list—because I’ve always wanted to do it all. With 100+ countries and all seven continents under my belt, I serve up unparalleled destination expertise to my clients at Mangata. I’m not just googling my way to your itinerary, or relying solely on the advice of my travel partners. I’m crafting a journey informed by what I’ve seen and explored myself—tailored to your personal preferences.
Before founding Mangata Travel in 2015 I worked in the financial services sector for nearly two decades. You can trust that I understand the value of your vacation dollars, and will work diligently to ensure we’re making every last penny (or peso, or yen!) work hard for you.
Above all, I will work hard to create a travel experience that transforms you. Because nothing leads to personal growth—emotional, physical, intellectual—like travel. I’ve experienced that first hand, whether pushing myself to the brink climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, or getting out of my comfort zone with a homestay deep in the jungles of Costa Rica. Today, I don’t just read headlines from around the world; I feel them. So if you, too, are eager to open your mind, your heart, and your sense of what’s possible through travel—I’m eager to help.
As Mangata’s Client Care Manager, I’m basically Beth’s right-hand man (and her son—we like to keep things in the family!). I work with our clients to square away all of their travels after Beth designs their itinerary, arranging everything from travel insurance and hotel modifications to special dinner reservations.
When I’m not working with Mangata clients, you’ll find me exploring off the beaten path (something I definitely picked up from Beth!). I love to explore new destinations so I can share more first-hand knowledge with our clients. And if you’re seeking a Costa Rican adventure, I’m here to help—I live in San José, Costa Rica’s capital city, and enjoy discovering all the hidden resorts tucked deep into our jungles!
In Swedish, “mangata” refers to the road-like reflection of the moon on the water. In times past, it guided travelers on their journeys.
Yes, in the age of GPS, you don’t exactly need to follow the moon’s reflection. But the truth is, life-changing travel experiences still can’t be found with a map alone. That’s why Mangata is here to guide you; we help you navigate your travels with ease—and lead you right to the eye-opening experiences that leave a lasting impact.
I loved biking through the Mekong Delta, a vast network of rivers home to floating markets, sleepy villages, and rice paddies.
Hiking the Annapurna Circuit, part of the 10th tallest mountain in the world, pushed me to my limits.
I got to attend the world-famous Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, a three-day festival full of dancing, sports, holy rituals, and decked-out camels competing for top prizes.